Knowledgeable, Understanding, and Clear-Spoken
I hired Mike Goodman to help with a DUI case back in 2014. He was recommended by a police officer friend of mine in the Hatfield area. Mike was incredibly approachable and listened to everything I had to say, and I never once felt uncomfortable with him throughout the entire case proceedings. He was honest with me about expectations for the case, very detailed and thorough with explaining how each process worked, what he needed from me, and what the next steps were, and he also kept up with me regularly to make sure I was in the loop. Also, all of the necessary paperwork was completely correctly and submitted on time to ensure nothing took longer than it needed to. Actually, thanks to Mike’s experience in the field, his connections to other areas of the law enforcement and justice fields helped to move things along even a bit faster than they would have gone normally, which was quite welcome. Thanks to Mike, the case was able to go as smoothly as possible, and the DUI is thankfully behind me now.
Mr Goodman delivered all that he said he would. Available, spent time on phone, never rushing, and got the job done as he said he would! Highly reccomend. Not a thief either, no hidden costs, charged what he stated he would up front. Very knowledgeable. Huge help to our family.
Helped when I could not appear in Court
Had hired Mr. Goodman for a serious driver license issue where I would have lost my license for months. Just prior to the hearing I was unexpectedly hospitalized. Not only did Mr. Goodman appear without me, but he resolved all of the tickets so that all of the charges were dismissed but one, but the fine on the one was greatly reduced and it had no impact on my license or insurance at all. He went above and beyond to help me.
Knows his stuff!
I did not know Michael prior to my case which was related to a traffic violation. He gave me spot on advice and knows the judges, lawyers and officers in his area very well from years of working there. He was able to leverage that knowledge and those relationships to give realistic advice and work out an appropriate solution to my issue. I would happily recommend Michael and think he is an excellent lawyer.
I hired Attn. Goodman for my 21 year old son who had received a serious speeding ticket. Attn Goodman was respectful, friendly, helpful, and his fee was reasonable. Attn Goodman did exactly what we discussed for traffic court. The case was brought to a very fair and positive ending. I highly recommend this fair and honest gentleman.
Outstanding Professionalism !! Handling my 3rd DUI
From day one Michael quoted me a more then fair price. My case lasted almost two years. Mr Goodman kept me up to date and informed about everything. Always returned my phone calls ASAP. I got more then every penny’s worth. Even better, the outcome of my case was better then what he told me to expect. Way better. I Highly Recommend Michael Goodman!
Mr. Goodman was great in representing me on my DUIcharge. When I first called to talk about my cases, he was very straightforward and honest, we spent an hour on the phone discussing the possible outcome. He was very knowledgeable about the DUI process and how it works. I had two prior felony convictions and this was my third DUI, first in ten years. My blood alcohol was above 0.2 and put me in the highest tier for sentencing. With my prior convictions there was a good possibility that I was not going to receive the minimum sentence. I was looking at a likley 30 days incarceration and a 18 mo. suspension of my license. Mr. Goodman got me the minimum sentence and made the outcome of the case very favorable for me. I would definitely call Mr. Goodman again, his professionalism and knowledge of the law set him apart from many other attorneys I talked too. He returned my calls and responded to all my emails timely. Class act from begining to end, never once regretted retaining his sevices
….you will be my first choice in the unlikely event that I should ever need help again. You will also be my reference to family or friends should they ever need competent, professional, and reasonable help. Thanks again.
Lawyer with a Heart!
Mr. Goodman was recommended to me by a friend and I am so very grateful. My son was going through a difficult time and made some mistakes. As a Mother, I was overwhelmed and distraught. Mr. Goodman personally answered my calls and emails. Never did I doubt that he had my son’s best interest at heart nor mine. He even spoke to my son on my behalf to help him understand the severity of his mistakes/choices. He went to court with my son twice and both times did a very good job which resulted in the best possible outcome. One of the times, my son missed a court appearance and I was frantic. Mr. Goodman’s response to me was he would take care of the additional legal issues this now had caused, but he added, “I’m concerned about you and wish there was something I could do to help you feel better.” Sometimes we here such negative comments about lawyers, but in this case I found a knowledgeable, respectable lawyer who was kind and had a good heart!
I have to add one thing………..
These cases were taken care of last year. Today, 9 months later, I called with a question about criminal checks, Mr. Goodman personally got on the phone with me, looked up a few things and helped me out. How many times can this be said about a professional? Amazing!
Michael Does Great Work
I hired Michael to represent me at a court hearing for a speeding violation. Michael is very personable and got back to me promptly when I had questions. He knew the law and gave me a clear idea of my choices. I could tell he had a very good working relationship with the judge and the state troopers. I was very satisfied with the results he obtained at the hearing.
I would highly recommend you hire him if you get a speeding ticket in Montgomery County.
Outstanding! Michael is a legal wizard!
I’ve hired Michael to help me on a number of occasions and am thrilled with his services! I first needed his help with some nasty speeding tickets and he was able to vacate the charges.
Later, I needed his help with a challenging case (probably one for the books), where I was charged with DUI and retail theft. While this was a sticky situation, Michael was able to get me into the ARD program and, after successful completion of the program, the charges have since been expunged from my record. He was even able to follow up and have the police remove the arrest record removed from their press release, which was showing up in Google searches and hindering my ability to find work.
In all of these cases, Michael was knowledgeable and very thorough in his work with me. He always followed up with me, apprised me of the situation, the consequences, provided me with legal council and advice, and gave me a great sense of personal comfort knowing that I was in good hands. I was impressed how well versed he was in the in the differences in the way the system worked in different counties and jurisdictions. He has a great sense of humor and is very easy to work. He has the ability to alleviate the toughest situation, laying things out simply, prepares you well, and giving you easy instructions to follow.
I can’t say enough how fantastic he is as a lawyer and just a great person! I most highly recommend him for legal services and certainly would use him again if I find myself in a bind, although, hopefully I’ve learned my lesson! 🙂 If you need legal help, Michael Goodman is the man for you!!!
Maximum speed traffic violation
I was awarded a five point on my driving record and facing a possible suspension on my driving priveleges.
His timely intervention did not only reduce the points to three but annulled the suspension.
Direct, sincere and effective professional.
Michael provided a rigorously professional and completely effective representation at my hearing.
Michael’s experience and expertise was critical in his strategy to work out the best outcome for me in the case.
That is what I call client-focus.
He rocks with excellence!
First of all, I was guilty as charged! But this man’s excellence and attention to detail has allowed me to avoid 90 days of vehicle suspension, $400 in fines and 4 points from being placed on my license. I mean, do I really need to say anymore? I VERY highly recommend his services to anyone in need of a intelligent, honest and excellent attorney. (He’s not bad on the eyes either, lol) All jokes aside, you should give him a call today.
I hired Mr Goodman for a case that I had and he was very professional. He was dependable,honest , straight forward, and to the point. He is a very down to earth person and understands the conditions of what people have to go through. We were successful in my case and i would recommend him to anyone . He is a good and helpful man.
Attorney Michael Goodman
Attorney Mr. Goodman was very informative about the situation and stayed in constant contact with us. Also he’d gave my son good advice moving forward in life.
- Garland Barber lll
Mr. Goodman was hired to resolve a DUI. Mr. Goodman was very professional and knowledgeable about the case he was about to presue. As the case progressed Mr. Goodman kept in contact via email, so I was always updated and current to what was expected in anticipation of the trial date. Mr. Goodman was never condicending and continued to be positive about the outcome of the trial. My DUI was settled without incident, and I am now completing my sentence set down by the court. I would highly recommend Mr. Goodman to anyone looking for a component and compassionate lawyer to represent them.
I was extremely pleased with mr goodmans representation of my sons case. He was able to get him in the ARD program even though he had a previous arrest. My sons license was only suspended for 2 months which I think is amazing.
He can also have his charges expunged off his record after 1 year. At court he handled everything for us step by step which made things much easier.
Great Job — Very Happy
We had a situation with our child and Mike was great. He was honest, knowledgable and kind. He took the time to explain to us exactly what was going on, what our options were and what we could expect. I found him the perfect blend of compassion and caring, as well as realistic regarding the situation. His advice was good and I am glad we had him in our corner. I would happily recommend Mike to anyone.
Had a speeding ticket and an unlawful lane change ticket. He knew everyone and negotiated this down and got the lesser ticket removed. Would not hesitate to use him again. Very professional, and knows the law.
Speeding and traffic ticket
Very pleased with the outcome of my moving violation. Mr. Good man is a man of his word. He was able to negotiate my sppeding violation from 25 mph over the speed limit to 5 mph with no points and only a small fine. I would definitely recommend him. Thanks again Michael Goodman!!
Used Twice in Complex Cases…Very Pleased
I have had the opportunity to utilize the services of Michael Goodman twice in the last 3 years unfortunatly. The unfortunate part is that I needed an attorney due to my own actions, NOT any reflection on the services of Mr. Goodman. First time, I had a rather high speeding ticket and a less than civil surrounding incident roadside with the PA State Trooper who, in my eyes pulled me over and misrepresented my speed. Mr Goodman was able to work through my own questionalbly valid feelings of victimization and talk me into a course of action that played out EXACTLY how he portrayed it to me as the best way to go. Due to his experience with dealing with the local troopers, his reputation for thorough preparation before going before a judge allowed us to plea down a very serious infraction to a trivial fine and zero points….I take that all day long….Second was a bit worse…long story short I was pulled over for DUI after 5 hours of power drinking and had no business being behind the wheel….while there are not a lot of options when you refuse to be tested (I recommend that to ZERO people) due to a very complex business situation I was in I needed my journey through the courts and penalty phase and expungement to be as swift, painless and under the radar as possible. Again I did not help myself with some of my actions during the infraction and Mike Goodman was the “voice of calm” in addressing these. Mike made some immediate moves that helped my cause all the way through my case and was instrumental in assisting me navigate the post hearing maze of court letters, appearances, fines, penalty follow up and expungement process (which is its own nightmare if you don’t know what you are doing). Let’s face it, if you need a traffic/DUI attorney it is probably going to be a tough road to travel due to actions you did and how hard the laws are, you need to focus on someone who is not going to lie to you about the “magic” they can do but someone who gives you the best advice for the best outcome you can get and not milk you dry. That guy for me was Mike Goodman twice. Good Luck……
Excellent Service and Result
I received what I considered to be a phony “You are driving a Ferrari” speeding ticket, at a speed reportedly recorded on a remote device that was impossible given traffic flow and road terrain. I responded to an unsolicited letter from Mike Goodman offering his services. I responded and got a phone call directly from Mike. He handled everything from that point forward, keeping me regularly informed, and achieving a great result, I.e. Offense reduced to not displaying a license. GREAT guy and great job!
Excellent Service & great results
I secured Michael’s services upon receipt of a speeding ticket on Rt 422. Michael took the time to obtain the specifics of my case and represented me at my hearing. When a court date was set at a very busy time in my work schedule, Michael solicited the court to have the date changes to a more opportune time. In my case Michael was able to negotiate a speed reduction and ultimately no points which was my primary concern due to a very clean driving record, it is important to me to maintain.
I highly recommend Michael’s service to anyone who would like to try and marginalize the impact of a moving violation upon your record. The entire process was seamless, and Michael kept me regularly updated via emails and by phone all the way through the court date. I have already referred his services to several coworkers in the event they were to receive a moving violation in the future.
Before you just pay the fine and plead guilty in the future I suggest you consider soliciting an attorney to review the case. You just may be surprised how helpful they can be representing you in court and giving you the best possibility of point reduction or no points at all.
Couldn’t have done it without him
Mr. Goodman helped me with a speeding ticket that could have easily been avoided if I fit the profile. As I didn’t I needed good representation from a reputable lawyer. Michael Goodman was the man. After speaking with him on the phone I felt confident he would represent me to the best of his abilities. Also after we spoke to the judge and trooper handling my case he agreed I was being singled out for some reason or another. He was…
Excellent resource and extremely knowledgable
Mr. Goodman was extremely helpful in resolving my legal issues. From start to finish, he provided me with detailed, no nonsense assistance, that allowed me to deal with a difficult situation by guiding me into an available, but difficult to navigate court program, as well as providing expungement services after its completion. If you’ve made a mistake and are determined not to make another, I would highly recommend reaching out to Mr. Goodman for any legal needs you might have relating to traffic law.
Money well spent
I’m so lucky that Michael reached out to me before I pleaded guilty by mail. I had no idea I was going to have my license suspended, but that would have been the case. Instead in a matter of minutes he negotiated a much better plea than the trooper was going to offer me directly and even better than Michael anticipated in our initial conversation. I was impressed how he worked with the trooper and the judge and the guidance he gave me. I don’t think you can lose with Michael on your side.
Experienced, Knowledgeble, and Personable
Michael is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who handled my matter with professionalism. He was very personable and made himself available to answer questions and address issues swiftly.
Michael’s consultation was excellent. I was in a very marginal landlord-tenant dispute. Even though I had a case, it would be costly to dispute in court.
Michael told me my best option was get away from an abusive landlord ASAP.
Suspended driver license dui related
I was charge with, Driving Under Suspicion, DUI Related, 75 § 1543(b). Michael Goodman was able to negotiate a plea reducing the citation to Failing to Display a Driver’s License, 75 § 1511(a). The benefit of this plea is that it avoided a Mandatory 60 day jail sentence, avoided a one (1) year license suspension, and reduced you fine from $500.00 to only $25.00. The new charge, with Court costs, totals $136.50,.. Michael Goodman is the best attorney I know and met to handle these type of issues that we do while driving HIGHLY RECOMMEND. …thank you Michael
Best Traffic Offense Attorney
I hired Michael Goodman for a traffic offense that if found guilty it could have required 60 days incarceration, $1,100 fine and a year suspension. After following Mr. Goodman instructions prior to the court hearing, he helped lower the offense to 5 points on my license and only a $150.00 fine. I am beyond pleased with the service I received and the outcome after my court hearing. I highly recommend this attorney!
No Nonsense Lawyer
I hired Mr. Goodman to represent my son’s interests in a reckless driving ticketing event. The reason that I hired Mr. Goodman, in specific, is that he immediately cut through my emotions about the situation and centered on the facts that meant something to the case. In short, Mr. Goodman, utilizing his expertise and the information presented him, worked to have the charge reduced to one carrying no points. My son even received some of his money back from the initial fine! Beyond that, having someone create focus where it was necessary was admittedly of help to me as a concerned parent.
In closing, whatever your case, I can attest to the fact that Mr. Goodman will close it with your knowing it was a job well done.
Michael is a experienced, knowledgable, and shrewd attorney. I was unjustifiably charged with a traffic offense mainly due to the ineptitude of the government agency. From the beginning, he approached the court and the agency with right strategies and successfully lead my case to be withdrawn by the court. This avoided a fine and any negatives on my driving record. I believe that he is very professional and hiring him to represent me was the right choice. I strongly recommend this attorney.
He recently help me expunge my record. Kept me up to date on what was going on with my case. Pricing was very reasonable. He was very thorough on explaining what was going on and how long things will take. Thanks to him my record is expunged and can further my career.
I hired Mr Goodman to help
with an issue involving tickets and fines for an unregistered vehicle and suspended license. I had never had an issues with traffic fines and was extremely concerned about fines and more importantly loosing my license. Through the entire process, Mr goodman was professional, knowledgable, and more importantly he was extremely skilled at negotiating a much lesser fine with no points or license suspension. I highly recommend him!